Deborah Tillett

President, Emerging Technology Centers

Deborah is responsible for oversight of Baltimore City’s innovation center. She provides the guidance, leadership and resources necessary for entrepreneurs to start, grow and succeed.
Tillett started her first business in 1985 and it led to a career of computer gaming start-ups; notably a JV with ABC/Walt Disney to produce sports games. Tillett received a B.S. from Towson and an M.B.A. from Loyola. She was named the 2004, 2012, 2016 Innovator of the Year by The Daily Record, received 2005 and 2016 Brava Award, Smart Woman Magazine and was a 2006 Distinguished Alumni, Towson University. She was inducted into the Towson Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. Deborah was named one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Computer Gaming, 2006 and was one of Daily Records’ 2017 Maryland Influencers and 2018 BBJ’s Top Ten in Tech.